Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201235): Back in episode 201213 we investigated the provenance of some of the attorney pictures on LegalAdvice.com using Google's "Search by Image" feature. Five months later we're revisiting the site to see if our original verdict still holds true.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201234): It's easy in Fastcase to retrieve cases that cite a case you're interested in. Simply perform a citation search for the desired case -- the citing cases will appear on the far right of the results page. If you want to find cases that cite a particular law review article, however, you'll have to use proximity searching, understand when to omit punctuation and single letters, and apply the wildcard when appropriate.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201233): We've just launched a new Jenkins member-only database -- Forms, Coursebooks and More from ALI CLE -- which features full text book chapters, periodical articles, and forms from the American Law Institute. This video gives you an overview of how to effectively search and download content from this valuable resource.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201232): Wolfram|Alpha, the computational knowledge engine that computes your answer rather than simply giving you 10 blue links, has an excellent blog. Follow them with your RSS reader or via Twitter to see new types of answers that you can generate with Wolfran|Alpha.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201231): If you search Google using the Google Chrome browser you can speak your queries by clicking on the microphone icon in the search box. (Obviously your PC will need either an internal or external microphone for this to work.)
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201230): The video explores the steps you need to take to review the comments, discussion and legislative processes behind amendments to the Philadelphia Code and Charter.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201229): Generally you should search the PA Legal Forms database by Title. However, sometimes you'll retrieve a forms package, which contains the list of relevant forms plus instructions, but not the actual forms themselves. (The database publisher has made the editorial decision to extract the forms from the package.) In that case you'll need to review the list of forms, then go back and search by Category to retrieve the ones you want.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201228): To avoid the "Save As" menu when downloading a document from the Web, paste the URL directly into the Downloads window in Firefox.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201227): Google Chrome lets you create application shortcuts so that, for example, your Web-based email can look and function like a desktop application.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201226): Down For Everyone Or Just Me (isup.me) will help you figure out whether your favorite Website is down or if the problem is on your end.